Hi, guys. I want to share my story in brief fashion here: A few years back I started to train kickbox. I wanted just to get in shape, I tried some weighlifting and running, but was pretty boring to me and was inconsistent. I decided that if I train something fun I would stick with it easier. I was in pretty bad physical shape - skinnyfat and not at all athletic guy, never played any sport in my life. I never missed my kickboxing classes, but it never crossed my mind that I should do anything for strength and conditioning outside the kickboxing gym. I was fascinated with integrating new techniques, moves and tactics I saw in a tutorial video or in a real competition. I was not putting a lot of work in specific cardio or strength sessions, it was more drills and sparring. The fun part. With the time I shed some of the fat and made some muscle, but the progress was really slow. My diet was just avoiding the really bad stuff, it was not healthy enough. I trained for a solid year and then life got in the way and I had to stop. It always bugs me that I left a lot on the table. I began the kickboxing actually mainly to lose the belly and put on some muscle, but the nerd in me started to just absorb the knowledge and be creative and I forgot that you actually need a structure to use that knowledge. It's of course more than that - I AM lazy too. Two months ago I came back to my kickboxing gym. For my shock I was doing not that terrible in the sparring sessions, I was not at all that rusty as I expected. But my body needs real hard time in the training room. I learned my lesson and now I am exploring the strength and conditioning world. For starters I now do roadwork, (yeah I get bored but I know I have to do it) something I never did before. I counted on the sparring to be in shape. And I will have to lift some weights because I am just not strong at all, people my size push me with ease in sparrings. Is there anybody with similar story? If there are, please share here. Thanks.